By NNN-Nepal News
Kathmandu : The Home Ministry has said the death toll in recent flashfloods and landslides across the country has reached 93 while a total of 9,723 families have been displaced.
The ministry Sunday said 33 districts had been hit by floods, affecting 58,000 families. Banke, Bardiya, Rautahat, Dhanusha, Mahottari, Bara, Siraha, Saptari, Sunsari and Morang were worst hit districts.
Though life in the affected areas is gradually returning to normal with the monsoon rains subsiding, relief missions are yet to reach out to some of the hardest hit areas, leaving the victims in serious want of food and shelter.
Meanwhile, Home Minister Krishna Prasad Sitaula Monday visited Banke and Bardiya districts and inspected the relief operations going on there.
The Home Minister who arrived in Nepalgunj with a team of some eight-party leaders told reporters that the government was intensifying diplomatic efforts to minimise the problem of floods triggered by bordering Indian dams including Laxmanpur dam. He, however, did not clarify as to how much progress has been made from the “diplomatic efforts”.